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obama's inability to strike fear in the senate for the bill's failure to pass. former north dakota senator byron dorgan, a democrat, told "the new york times"... >>> and "new york times" columnist maureen dowd, a perennial white house scold... >> john: at the white house monday, press secretary jay carney insisted president obama did all he could but was blocked by the g.o.p. >> everybody here worked, from the president on down, worked hard to bring about this action on legislation. in the end congress has to vote on. the fact is there was a decision made largely within the republican party that they did not need to listen to the majority of the american people. >> john: does president obama deserve to be blamed for the gun bill's failure? for more, i'm delighted to be joined by former new york governor and current tv superstar, eliot spitzer. level thank you for inviting me back. >> john: you're a former chief executive of a state. if a bill face to pass the legislature, does the chief executive deserve the blame? >> it is a little more nuanced than a yes or no. the answer is some
to the deadly blast at the boston marathon finish line. president obama refered to the tragedy as a 'senseless loss' and responded by calling for stepped up security. "i directed the full resources of the federal government and state and local authories to protect our people, increase security around the u.s as necessary and investigate what happened." among yesterday's major market movers, a panic sell-off that started early in the session intensified on the boston blast. the dow fell 266 points, the nasdaq 79, and the s&p 37. but it was the steady, steep declines in commodities that caused concern. gold lost $153 as oil slipped $3.56. who would have thought we would ever be talking about the boston marathon in the market? joining me now is mark sebastian of option pit mentoring. good morning to you. unbelievably, the market did move on that explosion yesterday, mark. - yes it did. it was kind of an ugly day all around. we were already going to be down on what was going on with gold and with bad news out of china, and then this boston marathon news comes out, and anybody who would have presse
with this individual who they have on video. kelly. >> scott, we'll leave it there for now. we know president obama is visiting the area. >>> in the meantime, commodity prices are selling off. the sell-off i should say continues. it's mostly copper today, though. and we are certainly off the lows. in fact, something of a rebound shaping up now with gold up better than 1%. crude participating, as well. brent and nymex there both remaining below if you want to call them key psychological levels of $109 a barrel respectively. we've seen miners down significantly in some cases this morning. coming off the lows of the session. how do you play the commodities space? what other opportunities might the u.s. offer in particular here? darren joins me from yorkville capital. welcome. you're here to talk infrastructure, but the conference is about infrastructure, but what you're talking about, really, are some of the opportunities that the u.s. now offers, given a lot of the big changes we've recently seen when it comes to shale gas. >> absolutely. i will start out with two questions for you today. what's the
. so the tension is going to focus on the obama administration and following this. we saw during the presidential election campaign mitt romney continually criticized the president being soft on terrorism inspect.. >> and the benghazi incident where it seemed they -- responding to the threat sfp. >> the obama administration was reluctant to use the word terrorism and link it with al qaeda. we saw that a little bit last week, a day before the word "terrorist" was used. this is the line the republicans will use against the president, that he's soft on terror. we're already seeing senior republicans accusing the fbi of dropping the ball on this one, senator lindsay graham and senior members of the house. >> are they justified? is there any way of knowing how many threats like this come into the u.s. on a daily, even hourly basis, and whether in the grand scheme of thing this one ought to have raised the flags? >> i'm not privy to the particular piece of intelligence on this. i imagine obviously they would have thousands of these and things on an annual basis. lindsey graham has said
, president obama vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice. >> we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> counterterrorism officials tell nbc news that multiple explosive devices were found at the scene. security remains tight in and around boston. residents being told to expect a continued heightened law enforcement presence as the city tries to come to grips with a violent attack in the heart of boston. and that was katie davis there with that report. now london's metropolitan police are reviewing security plans for this sunday's marathon after the explosion in boston. the minister told bbc the best way to show solidarity with boston is to continue the race as the french president has stepped up security around public buildings in this country and raised the threat level to red. >>> speaking earlier, it was said the long lasting impact of terrorist attacks are low. >> research into terrorist incidents over many, many years, their economic impact, their direct economic impact tends to be very, very small, indeed. a lot of good research done on this in israe
in fuel efficiency standards under the bush administration, which were increased in the obama administration. so we're producing more and we're using less. and that's why the price of fuel is down a bit. >> all right. makes a lot of sense. fred, good to have you on the program. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> we'll be cheering on your folks here as they ring the closing bell. bill? >> all right. we're coming back a little bit here. the douw was up 151 at the high of the dead, we're up 131 right now. >> apparently, bill, the bias is to the buy side here on the floor. >> good to know. >> we'll see what happens. >>> up next, a thing who knows a thing or two about terrorism. former new york city mayor rudy us what we can learn from the explosions in boston and how to navigate this. yeah, i'm married. does it matter? you'd do that for me? really? yeah, i'd like that. who are you talking to? uh, it's jake from state farm. sounds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing, jake from state farm
of them critically. at the white house, president obama vowed it will be a swift and thorough search for whoever planted those devices. >> we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> scott cohen is in boston this morning and he will join us in just a moment with the latest. but first, before we do, why don't we get the market aes reaction to all of this. u.s. equity markets are coming off their worst session of the year. in fact, the dow ended at its lows of the day after concern about what was happening in boston. all dow 30 components ended in the red. after the so-called fear of gauge, the vix index was spotted at more than 40%. and the futures this morning after these declines, you'll see there are green arrows today, making up the ground loss yesterday. right now, the dow is up by 55 points, s&p is up by 5.5. gold is the major stoep story yesterday because it was down over 6%. by the end of the day, it had fallen to two-yee lows. the metal fell by as much as 2% tod
think you get more foot traffic under obama care and my analyst has a favorable rating on the company and you take it on a stock-specific basis. >> are you excited by earnings season, jeff? >> not yet. this is the real onslaught. last week was really light on the earnings front and we'll have a better peg on that after the end of this week. >> for sure. >> jeff, nice to see you. on cnbc. >> from the markets to the growing world of etfs there is 1.5 trillion under management in the u.s. alone within the etf landscape and as etfs keep gaining ground they might make their way into your portfolio and bob pis any is here with his brand new etf portfolio tracker. bob? >> and i'm very proud of that, carl. we've spoken about exchange-traded funds and the role they might play in their portfolio and we might take this to another level and we'll show you how to use etfs to build a retirement portfolio so we brought in six independent etf experts including five financial advisers that use etfs exclusively to build three retirement portfolios that we are rolling out today. the site, retirement.cnb
today and is mourning the death of one of its police officers. we can also tell you president obama was briefed overnight. on the series of events by lisa moniker, assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism. again, going back importantly to the details, what we do know about these suspects, which we can tell you from our very own pete williams is that they are in their early 20s, they've been in the u.s. about a year, and they have some military experience. that's all we feel comfortable reporting at this point. so, again, massachusetts institute of technology classes are canceled. the mbta transit service, which serves the greater boston area, including of course a lot of major financial firms is shut down on this friday. markets, though, shrugging it off or i should say not seeing any broad fallout. we're seeing a rally shape up in u.s. futures. we're seeing rallies across global markets. sovereign debt is performing well. here is a look at the latest on the dow, the nasdaq and the s&p. hire is a look, as well, as european markets. u.s. "squawk box" will be picking up th
cross. cardinal john o'malley led the service, at the same cathedral where president obama spoke to hunt the mortars on thursday. on the altar set of photographs of the two women and one child killed, as well as the mit police officer was shot dead in the hunt for the suspect. cardinal o'malley chose not to mention the names of the suspects, but the city did not support the death penalty. >> here in the bay area. kindred delhi in martinez is showing support for young boston bombing aaron hern who was badly wounded by shrapnel. aaron dad, alan zhern , is a football coach of alhambra high school. the deli workers wore jerseys in support of the 11 year-old and his family. they're donating 50 percent of its sales to the family. aaron turner underwent several surges that boss until the hospital as we is expected to make a full recovery. >> after more than 3000 runners laced up their shoes to take part in the annual presidio 10 run at chrissy field. >> in the wake of the boston terror attacks, race organizers brought in extra security. for many of the the dispense this year's run had extra
as opposed to within the criminal justice system, which seems to be what the obama administration will do. after all, he is a u.s. citizen. he carried out the crime on u.s. soil. and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of legal basis to try him as enemy combatant, which is not to say there aren't going to be more calls particularly from the right to do just that. >> when in theory you have so much evidence on american soil, why tarnish the prosecution by going enemy combatant. if you have no backlash from anybody who says you didn't do it the right way. >> he stole a suspect. but clearly -- you've got to walk through the process, right? >> i was thinking this weekend, again, and i'm speculating, you read the articles. we know now he ran after his own brother. you know what the defense is going to be. i was brainwashed by my brother. i ran over him to get away. >> the older brother, basically was even asked to leave his own mosque because his anti-american views were so strong that the islamic community in cambridge was outraged. >> if they saw this happen, raise this question and raise h
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